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Urgent message from GHQ.....
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March 11, 2012 01:02 PM PDT
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Hello everyone!

In case you're wondering where episode 68 is, and many of you are bless you - this is to report the Dad's Army podcast has gone AWOL! Temporarily, anyway. This year has not been a good one so far, I (James) have been ill for most of it and work has hit a new level of busy-ness for both Oliver and I. Is busy-ness a word? I doubt it somehow. I'll have to ask Jones....

We will be back fairly soon - probably in April when we'll cover the latest news, talk a little about Philip Madoc, and have a chat about Battle School. We may even include a commentary too to compensate you for the long wait without any information.

To be completely open and honest, it is likely that I will wind the podcast up. Five years is a long time and in today's world, the spare time I used to have is just not there any longer. I've yet to decide precisely what the future holds for the podcast, but we will make an annoucement in episode 68 when it materialises.

Thanks to everyone for your support, and no matter what direction the podcast goes in, its been a grand five years.

TTFN,

James and Oliver

Episode 67
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December 20, 2011 12:00 PM PST
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Welcome to another edition of the podcast and Merry Christmas to all our listeners!

This time around we have a special episode to share with you – a commentary with the director of the highly regarded series 3 episode, Branded. Harold Snoad joins Oliver to talk about what might just be the most dramatic Dad’s Army episode ever made.

As always, send us your feedback to james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com or follow us on twitter at twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or twitter.com/oliver.crocker.

Have a great festive period and we’ll be back with a regular episode in the new year.

Episode 66
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November 17, 2011 12:09 PM PST
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Join James and Oliver in this edition of the Dad’s Army podcast as we talk about the classic episode, ‘Keep Young and Beautiful’ which of course Oliver and I do as a matter of course. Ahem. We also have a chat about what Ian Lavender, Bill Pertwee and Frank Williams have been getting up over the last month or so. All that, and of course the usual silliness.

As always we’d love to hear from you, and you can get in touch with us by emailing james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com or you can follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or www.twitter.com/olivercrocker.

Enjoy the show.

Episode 65
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October 26, 2011 10:00 AM PDT
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Its another episode of the Dad’s Army podcast! This time we shine the spotlight on Don’t Forget the Diver, one of eight episodes directed by Mr Harold Snoad. Oliver was able to catch up with Harold recently and talked about the exciting times Harold spent on the show. In addition, Paul makes a welcome return to the show and shares some of his memories with James about David Croft.

As always, you can contact us by sending an email to us at james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or twitter.com/olivercrocker.

Enjoy the show.

A tribute to David Croft
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October 11, 2011 11:20 AM PDT
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As most of you will know by now, David Croft, co-writer, co-creator and producer of Dad's Army, has died at the age of 89. He died at his holiday home in Portugal on the 27th September. His family called him a "truly great man" in a statement.

A statement on Croft's website read: 'The family of comedy legend David Croft OBE are sad to report that David died peacefully in his sleep at his house in Portugal earlier today. He was a truly great man, who will be missed by all who had the great fortune of knowing and loving him'.

This is our brief tribute to David.

You can get in touch with us at james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com.

Episode 64
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September 07, 2011 12:00 PM PDT
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Welcome to another episode of the Dad’s Army podcast. This time out, we take a look at A Man of Action, an episode broadcast in late 1974. With Mainwaring imposing martial law on Walmington after a bomb severs vital communications, the residents pull together and respond by acquiescing to a string of measures put in place to keep the community going. Looters are threatened with being shot! Join James and Oliver as they look at this episode in the light of the unrest seen across the UK a few weeks ago and compare how communities separated by fifty years respond differently to hardship. And how precisely did Pike get his head out of the park gate?! These, and other burning issue are discussed in this month’s episode!

Send your feedback to james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com – follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or www.twitter.com/olivercrocker

Enjoy the show.

Episode 63
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July 28, 2011 01:00 PM PDT
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Join James and Oliver and they take a nostalgic look back at one of the most highly regarded episodes of Dad’s Army - the season 4 epic, Mum's Army. Was Mrs Grey a warm, kind hearted lady who fell in love with our beloved Captain, or a manipulative harlot who acted in a way responsible for Mainwaring taking his eye off the ball?! Join us as we find out!

We also read through a couple of messages you kind listeners have sent us, and review some suggestions made as to what Oliver should entitle his new documentary about our favourite Vicar, Mr Frank Williams. You’ll be surprised by some of the titles pitched to us.....

As alsways, enjoy the show and send your feedback to us at james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com. Follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or www.twitter.com/olivercrocker.

Episode 62
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June 30, 2011 02:00 PM PDT
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Welcome to Episode 62 of the Dad’s Army podcast. Join Oliver, James and....Tony as he makes his long-awaited return to the show! Oliver goes through the news and some fantastic emails that we’ve received before handing over to James and Tony for a commentary on the series 3 episode, Menace from the Deep.

As always, send your feedback to us at james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or www.twitter.com/olivercrocker.

Enjoy the show.

Episode 61
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June 01, 2011 09:56 AM PDT
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Welcome to another episode of the Dad’s Army podcast. This time out it’s a commentary on series 3’s Sons of the Sea. We’re joined by the director, Mr Mervyn Cumming who in his time has directed episodes of EastEnders, Coronation Street, Brookside, Byker Grove to name just a few. Mervyn is in the middle of directing a new documentary about Dad’s Army, and he takes time out from his busy schedule to record a commentary with Oliver and I. Mervyn is able to provide an insight into what it’s like to make TV programmes and helps in creating a slightly different commentary podcast to usual.

Stay tuned at the end of the commentary to hear a brief interview Oliver recorded during the filming of Dad’s Army and Beyond: The Frank Williams Story about what it’s like to work with Frank.

As always, please send your feedback to james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com or follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or www.twitter.com/olivercrocker.

Enjoy the episode and we’ll be back in around a month’s time.

Episode 60
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May 06, 2011 10:31 AM PDT
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Join Oliver and James as they sift through the bulging mailbag that is full of telegrams about the now infamous, Trial of Lance Corporal Jones! Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to send in thoughts and opinions, it’s really very heart-warming to receive message after message from the GPO!

We also take some time to discuss the 2011 Dad's Army weekend, and talk about a new version of a Dad's Army documentary in the works, being produced by our very own Oliver Crocker.

As always, please let us know what you think by emailing us at james@dadsarmypodcast.com or oliver@dadsarmypodcast.com. Follow us on twitter - www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or www.twitter.com/olivercrocker

Enjoy the show!

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